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    Sticky: It's the big Diwali lights thing across town...

    It's the big Diwali lights thing across town this evening :)

    I've never been myself.

    Nice full moon out there at the moment. Not sure if it's related.
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    Sticky: Lovely big fry-up for tea :tongue The Co-op...

    Lovely big fry-up for tea :tongue

    The Co-op sausages were OK, as supermarket sausages go. Certainly no worse that the ones I would have got from Sainsbury's. I must check out one of the butchers...
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry has been done and hung on the...

    Mundane laundry has been done and hung on the clothes horse to dry.
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    Sticky: Meanwhile, the chestnut trees outside are...

    Meanwhile, the chestnut trees outside are reaching the stage of being nicely dappled in green and yellow, and the conkers are finally falling :)
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    Explainer of the terminology surrounding APFS: An APFS FAQ: Partitions, Volumes, and AFPS Containers - The Mac Observer

    If I understand correctly, you can create a second container (which is...
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    It can still generate iTunesLibrary.xml (or...

    It can still generate iTunesLibrary.xml (or whatever it's called), it just doesn't use it itself so you have to generate it if you want it. See Update To Catalina? Here's How To Manually Export Your...
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    Sticky: I needed some sausages, having somehow failed to...

    I needed some sausages, having somehow failed to get any when I was in town on Friday. As Sainsbury's Local has been closed by its cruel corporate overlords, I had to walk all the way down to the...
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day, but the...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day, but the showers seem to be petering out :grey

    Rumours of sunny spells later. We shall see :)
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    Sticky: Tonight's main feature film presentation was...

    Tonight's main feature film presentation was Platoon (1986), one of those films that was big at the time but which I've never seen before. It's fairly standard Vietnam film fare: burn a village,...
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    Sticky: :wave: All the usual stuff; so no, not a lot...

    :wave:

    All the usual stuff; so no, not a lot really :)
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    Sticky: Very nice, as usual :tongue After the chaos of...

    Very nice, as usual :tongue

    After the chaos of last week, they weren't at all busy this week. Putative reason: "Half term" :confused:
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    Sticky: It's grim up the East Midlands :ohwell

    It's grim up the East Midlands :ohwell
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: Sainsbury's Local is closed :eek: I know they...

    Sainsbury's Local is closed :eek:

    I know they were talking about shutting it down, and it seems they have :(

    I was going to get myself one of those nice coffee & walnut cakes. Having to make do...
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    Sticky: Drool! :tongue

    Drool! :tongue
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    Sticky: Big mood :D

    Big mood :D
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    Sticky: When I was about four, my parents had a concrete...

    When I was about four, my parents had a concrete drive laid and I trod in it before it had set because I wanted to look at the nodding dog the neighbour had on the back shelf of his car. I just had a...
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    Sticky: And so I did, and very nice it was :tongue

    And so I did, and very nice it was :tongue
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    Sticky: I think I'll have a bacon butty :)

    I think I'll have a bacon butty :)
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    Sticky: Confronted by the depressing prospect of having...

    Confronted by the depressing prospect of having to decide what to watch next?

    I hear there's a new adaptation of The Name of the Rose just started… :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey skies starting...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey skies starting to clear a little here :)

    The forum's playing up again :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: On the silver screen (presumably oxidised silver...

    On the silver screen (presumably oxidised silver because it's black most of the time) this evening, the concluding two parts of the Hunger Games tetralogy: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1...
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    Sticky: I think I'll be skipping it too, considering the...

    I think I'll be skipping it too, considering the great tedium that ensued that time my brother wanted to watch it many Christmases ago :eyes
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    Sticky: Tea has been one of the pork chops off the...

    Tea has been one of the pork chops off the market, with chips, peas, and gravy. Very nice, it was :tongue

    The chop was nice and thick, with a good rind of fat to it and great flavour. I should go...
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    Sticky: :tantrum: :bang: Getting PHPStorm working with...

    :tantrum: :bang:

    Getting PHPStorm working with Xdebug on a Vagrant VM is really easy once you spot the one step that's absolutely crucial but is in a different section of the documentation because...
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    Alexei Leonov: Legendary Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov,...

    Alexei Leonov: Legendary Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the First Person to Walk in Space, Dies at 85 | Space :(
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    Sticky: Home-baked light lunch of a Greggs steak bake and...

    Home-baked light lunch of a Greggs steak bake and some Greggs mini sausage rolls, the latter being an "Iceland Exclusive" it seems :tongue
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    Sticky: It's gone torrential out there, leaving me...

    It's gone torrential out there, leaving me feeling smug about getting my excursion over and done with before it started :smokin
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    Sticky: And so it came to pass. And about time too, as I...

    And so it came to pass. And about time too, as I was down to one hearing aid battery left, and now have a fresh supply from SpecSavers. They give you a three year supply free in the form of vouchers,...
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    Sticky: So there is! I wonder how that happened :laugh ...

    So there is! I wonder how that happened :laugh

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out though not as cold as it might be at 14°C :ind

    Looks like the rain will hold off until this afternoon, so I...
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    Currently re-reading Hunter S. Thompson's Fear...

    Currently re-reading Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 as a reminder of a time when American politics was… well, according to Thompson, just as foul and corrupt and...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing whilst dining was the end of...

    Tonight's viewing whilst dining was the end of the BBC thing about the Met, followed by the start of the BBC thing about the murders of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1983 and 1986, about three or...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing whilst dining was the end of...

    Tonight's viewing whilst dining was the end of the BBC thing about the Met, followed by the start of the BBC thing about the murders of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1983 and 1986, about three or...
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    Sticky: A repeat of Tuesday on the evening meal front...

    A repeat of Tuesday on the evening meal front tonight, with leftovers of



    heated up; and the remaining leftovers, good for another meal, have been consigned to the freezer :tongue
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    Sticky: Probably hasn't changed much; it's very cold...

    Probably hasn't changed much; it's very cold there, which slows everything down :)

    Rain has arrived :frown
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    Sticky: No, but I've heard they drink a lot. As in a lot....

    No, but I've heard they drink a lot. As in a lot. Really, a HELL OF A LOT :) :cheers:

    Here's a book about it from the 1960s: Direction North, by John Sykes (1967) - The Neglected Books Page :nerd
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    Sticky: Just took the recycling down and the bin's not...

    Just took the recycling down and the bin's not even half full with that thrown in. I don't think I'll need to do any trundling tonight, unless the residents of the other flats are planning a last...
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    Sticky: Nice work! :yay:

    Nice work! :yay:
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    Sticky: Have to see if I can work it in there somewhere :D

    Have to see if I can work it in there somewhere :D
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    Sticky: Overnight, the umbrella has managed to cross the...

    Overnight, the umbrella has managed to cross the path and clear the three-foot high hedge, and is now on the raised area at the front of the doctor's garden (more of a yard as it's paved over) next...
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    Sticky: Roast pork (out of the freezer) in a wholemeal...

    Roast pork (out of the freezer) in a wholemeal bap for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunnyish out, with a...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunnyish out, with a high haze and mackerel skies :)

    Not that warm at 11°C either (~19° in here). Should cloud over later, apparently, and maybe even rain.
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    Sticky: Onwards ever onwards with Breaking Bad tonight:...

    Onwards ever onwards with Breaking Bad tonight: S4E3 Open House (TV Episode 2011), S4E4 Bullet Points (TV Episode 2011), and S4E5 Shotgun (TV Episode 2011) :smokin

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been chicken jalfrezi out of the...

    Tea tonight has been chicken jalfrezi out of the freezer, with the usual rice and naan, and was very nice indeed :tongue
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    Sticky: *adds to recipe book* Does it still form a...

    *adds to recipe book*

    Does it still form a nicely charred skin in the microwave, like it does in the oven? I would guess not. I haven't had rice pudding in many years, but when I was a kid my Mum...
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    Sticky: There's been a broken golf umbrella (Slazenger)...

    There's been a broken golf umbrella (Slazenger) lying around in the front garden next-door-but-one since the weekend. It's windy today, so it's been blown across the lawn to just beside their path....
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    Sticky: The saga continues: my left ear started...

    The saga continues: my left ear started developing quite bad flaky skin (and my right to a certain extent). A little Googling suggested this might be eczema caused by it coming into contact with some...
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    Sticky: That should be "very", not "vary". I blame...

    That should be "very", not "vary". I blame autocorrect :eyes
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    Sticky: Sausages in finger rolls for lunch. Vary tasty...

    Sausages in finger rolls for lunch. Vary tasty :tongue
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    Happy birthday! :yay: :banana: :cheers:...

    Happy birthday! :yay: :banana: :cheers: :birthday: :cheers: :banana: :yay:
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